Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to college and university undergraduates who have displayed both academic and athletic credentials during their high school careers, and who are in need of financial help to begin or continue their education at the college or university level.
- The Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund was established with a donation of $25,000 in 1983 by the Cincinnati Reds as a tribute to Johnny’s illustrious 17-year career with the team.
- Over 775 recipients have received grants through the 2017-18 school year totaling over $2,420,000, including 67 from Johnny’s home state of Oklahoma;
- Currently there are 57 students receiving scholarships at 10 colleges and universities including 8 students from Binger, Oklahoma, Johnny’s home town.
- There have been over 345 students graduate from college with financial assistance from the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund.